CO2 emissions from the construction sector make out a significant part of the global emissions and are often overlooked in the current sustainability discussion.
What it does
Our web application does encourage the recycling of asphalt by matching suppliers and purchasers with the object to minimize the travel distance of the material. This is attractive from both a cost and a environmental perspective.
How I built it
The Server part of the application was tasked to process and store all the incoming requests, while also solving the route optimization problem for a large amount of different travel distance minimization problems. In the front end the user gets an overview of the existing supply and demand situation on a map and can input his offers.
Challenges I ran into
Some of the challenges we faced included interfacing python with external APIs (for example the Google Maps API) and orchestration a network of docker containers.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
It was a pleasure to learn so many new tools and to take a deep dive in a business sector, which was completely new to us. We enjoyed working hard in this novel team setup while also enjoying the experience of HackZurich.